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The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

Newnham PhD student selected for panel advising Government on UK infrastructure

The outstanding work of Newnham PhD student and Chartered Civil Engineer Sakthy Selvakumaran has been recognised again, when she was selected to become a member of the National Infrastructure Commission’s new Young Professionals Panel…

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Senior Library Assistant wins CILIP Student Prize for exceptional achievement

Newnham’s Senior Library Assistant, Eve Lacey, has won the inaugural CILIP Student Prize for her recent Masters in Library and Information Studies (LIS). This prize, awarded by the UK’s professional body of information practitioners,…

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Guide Dog Puppies Meet Newnham Students for a ‘De-stress Session’

The sun’s out and the gardens are looking lovely, but with exams coming up, May can be a stressful time of year. Newnham students took the chance to de-stress with a visit from four…

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Newnham’s ‘Jewel Box’ Post-Modern library Grade II listed

“A jewel box of a design” was how Historic England described the Katharine Stephen Rare Books Library, giving it a Grade II listing as part of the nation’s heritage. The “sensitive and striking” Katharine…

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Newnham College Boat Club’s new boat named Millicent Garrett Fawcett

In the 100th anniversary year of the first women gaining the right to vote, Millicent Garrett Fawcett slipped into the chilly waters of the Cam – in the form of Newnham College Boat Club’s…

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Newnham Admissions Tutor Dr Sam Lucy speaks to the BBC on widening participation

Newnham College’s Admissions Tutor, Dr Sam Lucy, spoke on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme, setting out the University’s progress in reaching out to students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Dr Lucy is Director of…

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Principal takes her message of healthy workplaces to Washington

Health and Wellbeing in the workplace is no longer merely a matter of traditional ‘health and safety’, but of stress, autonomy, flexibility and quality of management. Ask anyone who’s struggled with a micromanaging boss,…

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Sixth-form students learn how to engage in STEM conversations at Rosalind Franklin Conference

Female sixth-form students from around the country experienced life at a Cambridge college at the annual Rosalind Franklin Conference. The two-day event at Newnham College was named after the Newnham scientist who famously helped…

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Cambridge college launches £4.5 million research centre for global studies

A world-class research facility has been founded at Newnham College in honour of Dame Margaret Anstee – the first female Under-Secretary General of the United Nations. The Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies, to…

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Newnham Principal writes to Chief Executive of Universities UK to urge him to take action in USS pensions dispute

From the Principal Professor Dame Carol Black DBE FRCP FMedSci 13th March 2018 Dear Mr Jarvis, May I first make clear that, as was the case for many Cambridge Colleges, Newnham did not respond…

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